We bought our 2007 EX-L used in the spring and love it: With three kids, the space is just amazing coming from a Subaru legacy wagon!
One of the things I find lacking, however, are the speakers: They sound muddy (song sections with vocals AND cymbals AND guitar sound horrible), have poor mids and highs (for voices on podcasts...) and upgrading speakers is just generally something I do to my cars. When you add to that the general level of noise in the car, it needs work.
So, I bought what I felt I needed to fix that:
I have never bought any of the above, so have no idea how good/effective they are, but the basic ideas behind them are:
- A set of Polk Audio db6501 component (tweeters and driver separate) speakers dor the front.
- A set of Polk Audio db651 coaxial speakers for the rear.
- 4 Metra 72-7800 speaker harness adaptors to plug all this in the Honda OEM speaker wires plug.
- CLD tiles and butyl rope from Sound Deadener Showdown.
So, all this to say that I'll start posting pictures of what I got and of my progress. I won't do a full step by step, others have beat me to it very, very well (looking at you, sat), but I'll try to add information when I feel it was not covered in other threads. I also found a lot of information on the board about how to do this, so thanks to all who posted before me.
- I read good reviews of the Polks, including on this board, and they were cheap-ish (70$ and 110$, shipped) by buying them refurbished on the Polk eBay store.
- I noticed while driving on new asphalt (when it got very, very quiet all of a sudden...) that most of the noise is tire noise that seems to be amplified by the car, so I want to use the CLD and butyl to try and limit this amplification.
- I will reuse wiring as much as possible and will put the new tweeters in the old one's place.
Edit: I'll host the picture on Flickr and include smallish sizes in the thread to make it load faster.